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RZA (also Prince Rakeem, Bobby Steels, the Abbott, the Rzarector, Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig-Allah b. Robert Diggs July 5, 1960s - exact year unknown) is the record producer and a leader in the rap group[?] the Wu-Tang Clan. He got his start in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a member of All in Together Now along with future Wu-Tang members GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard. Once this acclaimed local band dissolved, then-Prince Rakeem started going by RZA (pronounced "the rizza") and joined the Wu-Tang Clan for their debut, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. The album was incredibly successful, revolutionizing hip hop; one of the major reasons was RZA's sparse, lean production that made the sound distinctive. While continuing with the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA produced many of their solo albums, for Ghostface Killah, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Method Man. He also took part in the Gravediggaz, a short-term rap supergroup. In 1998, RZA released As Bobby Digital in Stereo[?], his first solo effort, to mixed reviews. this was followed by 2001's Digital Bullet[?].

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